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Nexus 7 2012 vs 2013 specs compared

By Mike O - July 26, 2013 2

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New Nexus 7

So many of you are probably rightfully wondering: how does the new Nexus 7 compare to my old one? Or more specifically “should I buy one?”.

We’re glad you asked! Taking specification information from the official Google Play Nexus 7 pages (here and here respectively) we’ve done all the hard work for you and placed them in a single easy to consume side-by-side table.

2012 2013
OS Jelly Bean 4.2.2 Jelly Bean 4.3
Memory 1GB 2GB
CPU 1.2GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro
Display 7-inch IPS 7-inch IPS
Resolution 1280 x 800 (216 PPI) 1920 x 1200 (323 PPI)
Storage 8, 16 or 32GB 16 or 32GB
Front Camera 1.2mp 1.2mp
Rear Camera - 5-megapixel
Connectivity NFC NFC, SlimPort and wireless charging
Cellular Optional (HSPA+) Optional (LTE)
WiFi 802.11b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 4.0 LE
Accelerometer Yes Yes
Gyroscope Yes Yes
Ports MicroUSB, 3.5mm audio jack MicroUSB, HDMI (SlimPort), 3.5mm audio jack
Battery 4325mAh 3950mAh
Weight 340g 317.5g
Thickness 10.45mm 8.65mm
Price $200 16GB
$250 32GB
$300 32GB WiFi + mobile data
$230 16GB
$270 32GB
$350 32GB WiFi + mobile data

As you can see that’s a significant upgrade for a small amount of extra dough. So who’s getting one?

Mike O

Michael is the founder of Android Analyse, a veteran web designer/developer & Android enthusiast. He loves designing and building mobile web interfaces and messing around with code for fun. How geek is that? Mike O uses a Samsung Galaxy S3 4G and a Google Nexus 7.

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2 Responses to “Nexus 7 2012 vs 2013 specs compared”

  1. Jason G says:

    I’m certainly thinking about it. The old nexus 7 was such a pleasure to use, and the new one looks like quite a major increment, and to be honest, much as I love my Prime, is does get heavy holding it one handed for long. The only thing holding me back is the possibility of the next generation on hybrid devices.

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  2. Jay Kean says:

    If I wasn’t still at home and having to justify this sort of spending to my parents, I would have already completed my Nexus collection. Although I do have a red light camera fine to pay off… maybe I’ll wait a little while longer

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